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as everybody else wants to get in, return to their homes, see what's left, law enforcement is having none of it. they're keeping everybody out until that area can be searched and secured. we're in west, texas, nbc news. >>> chemical fires are some of the very hardest to fight. nbc bay area's bob redell just spoke with a fire chief on the peninsula who has experience with these particular fires. he joins us live from the newsroom. it's possible that one can make the situation worse when fighting a chemical blast. >> you are correct, especially considering the chemical involved in yesterday's fire. turns out, it doesn't react well at all with father, which is obviously what firefighters were relying on to put out the flames. menlo park fire chief who's talked about the texas city fertilizer explosion that killed hundreds in the 1940s believes yesterday's disaster will become another one for the textbooks. he has questions about how firefighters responded to the fire. >> did they make it better or worse? >> reporter: that plant reportedly stored tens of thousands of pounds of a type of ammonia, ex
with explosionives. after a shootout, 26 year old tamerlan was pronounced dead at the hospital. federal law enforcement descended on watertown and began a massive man hunt. several explosive devices were detonated. they revealed that the suspects were brothers. 19 year old dzhokar was the one on the loose. the uncle of the two suspects urged his nephew to turn himself in, during an interview recorded around 11:30 am. it was 6:00 when the governor lifted the ban. shots erupted again. federal investigators are told that a person covered in brood is in a woman's back yard. at 8:45 after another round of gunfire officials announced they have the suspect in custody. dozens of people erupt in cheers and clap. >>> we talk about the s.w.a.t. team and the other agencies work together. this was a massive interagency composition of officers is really down-playing it. >> it's really an understatement. and they do it with practice and precision. and we saw how that practice can play out in boston. and other cities like the bay area are taking notice. some 9,000 people from every law enforcement agency n
response team has been called in to investigate. law enforcement will be on the scene overnight continuing to sift through the rubble and the community hit by the explosion, hoping to find the victims. now, back to you. >>> okay, thank you, so much kevin. a bay area emergency responder tells us what made the fire in texas so dangerous was the chemical involved. the fire chief said that ammonia doesn't react well with water, which is what they used to try to put out the flames, when the two substances react, it causes the explosives. >> if you have the anhydrous, it will expand the vapor cloud. could that have prepared more problems that they were not aware of? >> there was a chemical explosion in east palo alto, nowhere near the scale of west texas, but the plant shut down when the explosion is happened. that spark caused the chemicals to explode as they were being transferred. >>> and the emotionally charged debate regarding guns is over. and the next issue, immigration reform which figures to be front and center on capitol hill in the coming weeks. sam brock looks at a claim from alabama
a little easier. for law enforcement the work is not done. >> this senseless tax and the families deserve an answer. the wounded have to learn how to stand, walk, live and deserve answers. >> reporter: just information coming and from an official the federal prosecutors are at hospital right now. working on possible charges and the camping gear since last night. and it is important to note that we remember the victim's and word that stance at this moment. 50 victims are still lead area hospitals. and they are still in critical victim's. reporting live in boston, tory done last name -- dunnin.. >> and after a gun battle. the suspect, joe- kar tsarnaev, was captured by police. tsarnaev is now in serious condition at the hospital. dramatic video has been released of the shootout between police and the it was recorded by a neighbor who, like so many in the boston area yesterday, were ordered to stay in their homes. nearly 50 shots fired in the exchange. all while the suspect was holed up in a boat. after running from police early friday morning. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledg
you spend the day talking to your federal law enforcement sources across the country. >> we are hearing there was no active specific target in california that is receiving special attention but everyone stresses that all agencies remain on high alert status. one of the early keys is the fact that they did recover at least one device that did not detonate. that is key because they are skilled at reverse engineering these devices. we are told the sophistication will help determine the potential suspect or suspects. you can bet they are combing through every piece of video and video cameras in that area. federal agents are currently running down leads internationally and domestically and two sources said today is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individuals from the bay area currently being investigated for any connection to the boston bombing. and finally two sources say on attacks like this it is not uncommon to have what is called a spike in monitored chatter and communications. both sources said according to federal agents the federal agents did not
to give personal space. a proposed ordinance or law recommended by a city committee would create a buffer zone of 25 feet, right about here, saying protesters cannot cross this line. opponents say this violates their free speech rights and if approved, they will sue. on tuesday, you can find mother of four jamie glenn praying, not at church but here at the planned parenthood in san francisco where she says her group 40 days for life prays for women who are considering abortions and then tries to talk to them. >> maybe they need one last time to hear we'll provide for you financially, or help you find a job. that could be the key. >> reporter: but in two weeks it could be tougher to reach those women. it's likely the board of supervisors will pass an ordinance that creates a 25-foot zone between pro testitesterspr. right now 9 of 11 supports the measure. >> we think that protects access without intimidation but at the same time allowing for free speech. >> reporter: supervisor david campos said he's worked finding a solution with existing laws, the white zone and the eight-foot bubble zone
in or out unless you live here, you walk in. law enforcement or member of the media. streets are shut down to traffic as investigators try to find the person responsible. back to you. >> okay. katie davis, thank you from boston. a horrible situation there. of course the streets closed around copley square. it's like times square for new york city where everyone comes to gather especially on this day, patriots day, in boston, massachusetts. terry mcsweeney is on his way to boston right now. once he arrives, he'll gather the latest information on this investigation and will touch base with many of the bay area runners. stay with us throughout this newscast for our continuing coverage of this breaking story. we'll have another update in about 15 minutes. >>> our local and national web teams are also working right now to keep you up to the minute. we have images of the aftermath which have been edited to avoid the bloodiest scenes as well as raw video and interviews from eyewitnesses. it's there for you right now at nbcbayarea.com. >>> their pain is heartbreaking and their despair palpable. fo
hearings going on. >> reporter: by law none of the parties involved can discuss a detention hearing held this morning for the three teenage suspects accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old audrie pott, because those suspects are considered minors. we do know that the pott family was present and that everyone was told by the judge that everyone needed to make sure no details got out. a short time later, the family cancelled a planned interview with nbc news today. yesterday audrie's mother, father and stepmother announced they filed a civil lawsuit against the three teens, saying by sexually assaulting audrie while she was drunk last labor day weekend and showing pictures of the assault at school, they drove the 15-year-old girl to suicide. in addition to the civil suit, the family is pushing hard to have the teen suspects tried as adults. >> these types of crimes are not juvenile. sexual assault is an adult crime. these boys distributed the pictures to humiliate and further bully my daughter. >> reporter: today the family spokesman reiterated the issue of confidentiality. >> everythin
say there's between 5 and 15 deaths. also three to five firefighters remain missing. one law enforcement official previously unaccounted for has been found. he is now in serious condition at a local hospital. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez in west, texas for us earlier this morning. earlier we spoke to derek hurt. he's the guy who reported the dramatic moment of the explosion. on the tape you can hear the panic in his daughter's voice as she screams, i can't hear, i can't hear. so i began by asking derek how everyone is doing this morning? >> good. her inner ear is a little sore, but other than that, we do have our full hearing back. >> you were driving in the area, you saw the flames initially. during they were coming from that fertilizer plant? or did you think they were coming from something else? >> we thought maybe it was the high school. we drove over to check it out and saw that it was the fertilizer plant burning. we were going to shoot a little video of it and get out of there. we just didn't make it out in time. >> can you give me an idea how close you were to the b
in newtown, connecticut. >> we are failing to pass this law. to protect these children and these parents and it is not going to happen. ".not gonna happen" >> pam: congresswoman gabrielle giffords also stood by the president's side today. the final vote tally was 54 to 46, with mostly democrats and two republicans voting for for the measure. the proposal was part of a compromise struck by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> tonight we're learning the name of the suspect who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison. to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. is known as ry-sin. both letters were facilities. and both were post-marked memphis, tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters. and no
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